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Simon

September 30, 2008, 3:04 pm

You mention the Hauppauge Nova-T 500 as an alternative, does it accept HD signals?

Ed

September 30, 2008, 4:29 pm

No, the Nova doesn't accept HD signals. No conventional TV tuners do.

Simon

September 30, 2008, 8:15 pm

You only have 4 TV tuner reviews on the site, so using that it is hard to tell. That said, do you know of the best future proof card to get?

Kingsley

September 30, 2008, 9:27 pm

"Best" is not necessarily "future proof" IMO


Compare;


driver compatibility for your box (Windows or Myth etc.)


physical card standard (Compro is PCIe, Hauppauge Nova-t is still on PCI)


input source (these are both terrestrial aerial, no good if your "future" is freeview satellite)


HD or SD-only chipsets (and whether they work with the proposed standards for your source)





SD Freeview Terrestrial is established and will be current for well into the future. The Hauppauge is good value, but if your PC only has free PCIe slots you'll need to spend a little more on the Compro.

Eggburt1969

September 30, 2008, 10:11 pm

Unfortunately I've found both of the Compro cards (VideoMate T750 and VideoMate S350) I've brought and the TerraTec (a Cinergy 2400i) to be buggy to say the least. This with the latest drivers and software and a clean OS installs. The Compro satellite model would cash my Vista based media centre PC, the others would cause various problems. I got so pee'ed off with the bugs that I have removed them all permanently from my PC. This was not before trying in vain to get them work in clean installs of XP Pro 32bit (partially worked) and XP MCE 2005 (didn’t work properly at all). It would be nice to see a round-up of a selection of the current cards with a suggestion as to what to get for both quality and stability...over to you TR!

Ed

October 1, 2008, 1:01 pm

Quite simply Eggburt1969, if you want an SD Freeview card and you have a free PCI slot, get the Nova-T. If you only have PCI-E slots then this Compro card will do you fine, though you do pay a bit more for all the extras. I had no stability problems with it.

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